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Business programme of the 16th Russia–Kazakhstan Interregional Cooperation Forum published

7 October 2019
Опубликована деловая программа XVI Форума межрегионального сотрудничества России и Казахстана

Events within the 16th Russia—Kazakhstan Interregional Cooperation Forum will take place in Omsk on 6–7 November 2019. The Forum will focus on Topical Issues Related to the Development of Cross-Border Cooperation. The business programme will comprise panels and a plenary session attended by key business players and government officials from both countries. In addition, a number of strategically important bilateral documents are expected to be signed on the sidelines of the Forum.

«The importance of maintaining and developing interregional cooperation cannot be underestimated. Russia and Kazakhstan have proved to be reliable and strong partners both in matters of external policy and in the development of joint business projects. We are connected not only by our common past, but, hopefully, by our successful future. The Interregional Cooperation Forum is a unique platform where we can together set the direction to move forward,» said Anton Kobyakov, Adviser to the President of the Russian Federation.

The business programme will start on 6 November with an official opening of the exhibition themed High-Tech: Opportunities in Kazakhstani and Russian Regions. The day’s agenda includes a total of five panel sessions devoted to high-priority issues of bilateral cooperation. Participants will discuss the development of cross-border trade, prospects for cooperation in industry and technology, energy innovations, non-commodity exports, digital transformation and women’s entrepreneurship. The main agenda will be complemented by the Russia—Kazakhstan Youth Forum.

A presentation of the cross-border cooperation programme for Kazakhstan and Russia featuring Maksim Oreshkin, Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, and Ruslan Dalenov, Minister of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, will open the business programme on 7 November. The day’s key event will be the plenary session on Topical Issues Related to the Development of Cross-Border Cooperation.

For a detailed programme of the Forum’s events, see link.